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Binoo K John

  • FIFA World Cup 2014 Argentina vs Germany: For Lionel Messi, for Miroslav Klose, the time is now

    Glory, nationhood, patriotism , destiny and sorrow will play out today as Argentina take on the marauding Germans in the final of the World Cup at the Maracana in Brazil's capital Rio de Jaeniro. Throughout the world, the passion for the game will cross the petty boundaries of countries and...

    Sunday, 13 July 2014 - 6:00am
  • How Brazil made the world weep

    The world believed that soccer belonged to Brazil. Staring with Garincha they produced the game's magicians all the way up to Neymar. For the many inferior soccer countries like us, Brazil meant everything. We appropriated their greats, we stood by their tactics, we replayed their Samba moves over...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:30am
  • The rise and rise of Amit Shah

    Sitting in the BJP headquarters at 11 Asoka Road before the elections, Amit Shah would often respond to reporters' questions about his future with the pat answer: "You will see me right here."

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 6:20am
  • Manmohan Singh: The silent man goes, ruffled, beaten but dignified

    What is the abiding image that we have of Manmohan Singh, prime minister for ten years? The innumerable boring speeches, the utter lack of wit, the reluctance to intervene when the nation needed a voice of sanity, a ram rod stiff gait as he walked off and on the stage as he played out his role...

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 7:30am
  • Sunanda-Shashi Tharoor: A union full of kisses, tweets and turns

    Sunanda and Shashi Tharoor lived their lives under the arclights and was easily the most seen and sought couple in Delhi. Embarrassingly cosy and often kissing and holding hands in public, the couple turned around the Delhi patriarchal code in which wives seldom accompany ministers. Sunanda was...

    Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 8:40am
  • Arvind Kejriwal: The rise of the rebel donning the robes of change

    What do political parties do when in a crisis? They discuss among themselves. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is different. It discusses problems with the people. This is the new deal; India's brand of direct-to-home politics, that cuts out the middlemen, the power brokers, the political...

    Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 6:43am
  • Why do internet billionaires love journalism?

    There is something puzzling about the internet billionaires’ love for journalism. Newsweek, The Washington Post, and some smaller print enterprises, bought out by such moneybags are examples. Now e-Bay’s billionaire owner Pierre Omidyar is funding a media start-up by The Guardian’s...

    Monday, 4 November 2013 - 8:55am

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